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Font tips: Printing type samples

If you have to choose and compare fonts, the best way is to print a type specimen book. Here are some resources you can use for the best results.

Customize the root shell's prompt in Terminal

Learn how to create a visually distinctive prompt when working as root in Terminal.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Aperture 3

A week after Aperture 3's release, Apple has already posted more than two dozen Knowledge Base articles on the various problems you might encounter with the new version. Ted Landau runs through potential Aperture pitfalls and how you can get around them.

Use a built-in shortcut to ease Screen Sharing in 10.6

If you're running OS X 10.6, learn how to quickly start Screen Sharing with any machine you've previously connected to.

Shoot tethered to control your camera from your Mac

Use your Mac to control your DSLR, point-and-shoot, or iPhone camera from afar. With a USB cable and the right software, you can preview and capture images directly from your computer.

Create a splash screen for your iWeb site with Keynote

Want to create a neat opening animation for your iWeb site? With Keynote '09, you can create a snazzy QuickTime intro for your own site.

Chat with Facebook friends within iChat

Learn how to use Facebook Chat within iChat

InDesign: Resize image, frame at same time

An easy way to resize images and their frames in InDesign.

Rip audio tracks from your DVDs

With some simple tools, you can pull the musical content off your favorite DVDs to listen to on your iPod or in iTunes.

Unclutter your hard drive

Old, unneeded files do more than just waste space. They can also slow down searches, backups, and other basic chores; sometimes, they cause crashes. Joe Kissell explains how to clean out the cruft.

Customize iMovie's titles

iMovie offers several pre-made designs for titles that overlap your video. All you have to do is select the title and edit its text to get a slick effect. But you can do a lot more to change the appearance of the text, from quickly applying different fonts and colors to tweaking the typography. Jeff Carlson walks us through it.

Enable missing Snow Leopard Services

Re-enable a few missing entries from the Services section of the contextual menu in Snow Leopard.

Contextual consolidation in iTunes 9

Learn how to consolidate only selected music and media in iTunes 9.

Rotate user images in many OS X apps

Learn how to rotate the "avatar" images used to represent a user in programs such as iChat and Address Book.

InDesign tip: tinting grayscale photos

Sure, you can tint photos in Photoshop. But with InDesign you have the freedom to tint, adjust, and retint as often as you like, with only one linked image file to manage.